Red, White, and Blue Jello Flag
photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)
- Ready In:
- 4hrs 20mins
- ADD 1-1/2 cups boiling water to dry berry blue gelatin mix in medium bowl; stir at least 2 minutes until gelatin is dissolved. Dissolve dry red gelatin mix in 1-1/2 cups boiling water in separate bowl. Stir 1-1/2 cups ice cold water into dissolved gelatin in each bowl.
- SPRAY 10-cup flag mold with cooking spray; place on baking sheet. Pour red gelatin into mold. Refrigerate 45 minutes until set but not firm (gelatin should stick to finger when touched and should mound). Meanwhile, refrigerate berry blue gelatin in bowl for 45 minutes.
- MEANWHILE, stir remaining 1 cup boiling water into dry lemon gelatin mix in bowl at least 2 minutes until dissolved. Refrigerate 25 minutes or until slightly thickened (consistency of unbeaten egg whites), stirring occasionally. Stir in whipped topping with wire whisk. Gently spread over red gelatin in mold. Refrigerate 10 minutes or until set but not firm. Gently spoon thickened berry blue gelatin over lemon gelatin mixture in mold.
- REFRIGERATE 4 hours or overnight until firm. Unmold.
Made this for Fourth of July in my Jello flag mold and everyone loved it! Easy and very festive. Mine looked just like Marg's beautiful picture though I will warn if decorating the top with whipped cream from the can, it should be done just before serving as it will not hold up like fresh whipped cream or Cool Whip. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! Note: For only one color of Jello in the flag mold, use 2 (8 serving size) or 4 (4 serving size packages) of any red Jello, 3 cups boiling water, 3 cups cold water. Top with blueberries for stars and Cool Whip or whipped cream for stripes.
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